Newcastle United are one of three clubs to contact the agents representing Yohan Caabaye, according to reports on the other side of the Channel.

As well as Newcastle, Premier League rivals Tottenham and Crystal Palace have also been in touch with the former United playmaker.

France Football report their sources as saying that Newcastle have enquired about what kind of a deal it would take to bring Yohan Cabaye back to St James Park.

Any potential deal would look unlikely to supporters for any number of reasons, with the player’s age and level of wages seemingly two insurmountable obstacles.

Unless Mike Ashley makes a complete u-turn…

PSG are having to factor in the FFP (Financial Fair Play) constraints and so as they look to add to their squad, it is most unlikely they would consider any loan deal, with funds needing to come in to help offset the purchase of players they are looking to replace the likes of Cabaye with.

The Frenchman left Newcastle for a fee of around £20m only 18 months ago but turning 30 in January, a bid of around half that figure is said to be what PSG would accept as realistic.

Both the player and his international manager, Didier Deschamps, have said that he has no option but to leave Paris this summer. Certainly that is, if he is to have any chance of fulfilling his dream of representing his country when they host the Euros next summer.

Yohan Cabaye himself has said in recent days he would consider other leagues but made clear the Premier League would be his first choice.

With no other French club able to match what English clubs can offer financially, it looks as though it is simply down to whether Newcastle/Ashley are serious about bringing the player back to Tyneside, and whether they are prepared to compete against the likes of Pardew and Spurs for his signature.


  • roscorich

    That’s a big fat ‘no’ then.

  • Paul Soulsby

    Over to you Mike, talk, like your Slazenger t-shirts, is cheap.

  • Toonbadger

    It`s all

  • Paul Handy

    Would be class if he did come back.

  • Mark Brooker

    Will never happen . Agents trying to bump up the price

  • desree

    we also enquired about patrick vierra

  • ArtyH

    May be a net spend of £10m this year, including wages, usual bs.

  • gavinv1972

    Never gonna happen. Will Hughes is far more likely as has sell-on value

  • Ben Jefferson

    Instantly top half if we get him back

  • v0ices

    ArtyH that would be the biggest investment in the team since ashley arrived.

  • nufcmag777

    £10 mill fee + £70k a week for 3 years-£10.5 mill = ££20.50mill -for a 30 year old, come on get real Ashley would have a heart attack with these figures.its just more dis information from the club to sell season tickets FFS.

  • Gallowgate82

    This season is fine for Cabaye but next year is he going to want to leave for a champs league club again
    when there is no international tournament at stake?…..He used this club (I don’t blame him mind)
    and went on strike to try and force a move which affected the team in a bad way. He should never be allowed to return to the club.

  • magpie9

    The only reason they contacted his agents is to remind him he still owes for the taxi fare to the airport, he thought Fatty was going to pick up tab so didnt pay in his haste to get out of this circus

  • TonnekToon

    I can’t see him wanting to come back here , and I for one wouldn’t want him to .He’s just a  little mercenary .

  • Happyharrys2011

    Was it the French Daily Mirror by any chance.

  • Happyharrys2011

    Give your head a shake.

  • badgertoon

    He will go to London to hook up with his best mate Debuchy!

  • TimBoddy

    TonnekToon  How do you figure that? He ran our midfield and made us tick. I’d have him back in a heartbeat. He was entitled to be annoyed about the way Mike Ashley “negotiated” with Arsenal for him, plus the French love a strike! Calling him “a little mercenary” is a bit much. Now Michael Owen, on the other hand. There was the very definition of “a little mercenary”.

  • alreet

    Le daily fenetre or something lol

  • alreet

    Why. Are we really that despo for a player who went on strike at the start of a season. No more slack nobs.
    Really dont know if i would thank charns if he wasted money to bring him back

  • Alsteads

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha yeah team up with Austin up front yeah? Hahahahahahahahaha where’s my Valium

  • Squintytoonarmy

    Can’t understand fascination with buying French every one we have bought over the years has got huffy. What bout sigurdson from Swansea? Sad thing is few years back we could have got him. Another sad thing is the radgie support from the 80s would have got Ashley out by now but our support now is as sterile as every other premier support.

  • mirandinha9

    Why are we even considering bringing Cabaye back? Let’s have some sense of pride here. Anybody who feels that it’s worthwhile to bring back a player (whatever his quality) who has previously decide to leave the Toon for better pastures, has no right to come back in my view. Just remember the time he couldn’t play a match because his ‘head wasn’t right’ because of the transfer speculation that Wenger was putting a bid in for him. FFS. Can you imagine not turning up for work, because a richer, more successful company wants to take you on and provide you with a higher wage. Hardly stressful is it? Cabaye, like his French counterparts, Sissoko, Ben Arfa and Gouffran, have never been the most mentally strong of players and that’s a quality, we’re going to need this season. In addition, Cashley would never pay his wage demands.

  • Kevin Halliday

    Amazing how many supposed toon fans keep saying that he isn’t welcome back because he left us for his boyhood club. I do not understand the mentality of muppets like these and wonder if they are really toon fans. They are exactly like stroppy teens in a huff. I can’t be arsed with morons. Cabaye was never born a geordie and owes us no loyalty beyond a wage packet. If our board don’t want to win a trophy and he does then he should leave and follow his dreams. He wasn’t getting any younger and time was running out for him.

  • DownUnderMag

    I think he burned a few too many bridges to get his move in the first place for me to be keen to have him back because he realised the grass wasn’t always greener and he lost his national team place because he wasn’t playing regularly….meanwhile Sissoko is still involved.  Somehow I suspect the likes of Arsenal and probably a few other desperates will be looking at him with a larger cheque written out than we would sanction.

  • tino o

    Yes let’s get him back along with Remy ba debuchy and Carol all the players who thought the grass was greener and didn’t want to play for us. Embarrassing [email protected]!

  • TonnekToon

    TimBoddy TonnekToon no doubt on his day he was brilliant for us , I just would be surprised to see him back here with Fatty still at the reigns .(although he’s still looking for the horse for his cart .) as for being a mercenary , I think a lot  modern day players  tend to be like that ,and we’ve had our fair share over the last few years.

  • txbnet

    Here we are, a few weeks from pre season training and we can parade all those important signings that Mike Ashley promised us live on Sky TV when we were on the precipice of going down.  Who are they again?  
    ermm…. well we’ve been linked with  err……. we’ve been talking to err……  
    Oh, yes…..  we’ve got nobody through the revolving doors of Sid James Park.  Apart from the postman collecting all Lee Charnley’s …  “we were all disappointed with last season…”  begging letters  to fans who haven’t renewed yet, with promises of the signings still to come.

    Big Mike mentioned something also during that elusive interview about how we’ve got the cart, we just need to bolt the horse on.   Well the horse has just had a massive sh*t and we, the fans are standing in it next season up to our necks once again.
    Taxi for big Mike.

  • mirandinha9

    txbnet – class, made me laugh